The art of communication is essential for success in any walk of life. One of the important communication skills which is slowly losing its charm is Letter Writing. Letter writing by itself is an art. The ability to write a good and effective letters can be as useful as the ability to talk well and maintain excellent interpersonal relationships.
To inculcate this talent and develop the skill of writing, a letter writing competition was organized for classes V to VII. The aim of this competition was to encourage children to write letters from an early age and thus improve their communication, social and handwriting skills. The objective was to teach them what they need to know about writing and structuring both formal and informal letters . The competition was also organized to observe the Post Office Day which commemorates the establishment of the Postal Service in India.
All students actively and enthusiastically participated in this competition. Students had to select anyone of the two topics given to each class. Children were more than eager to put down their thoughts and feelings in the form of a letter to convey their messages to their friends, relatives or others. The three best letters from each class were selected as winners. The results are as follows:
1) From class V, Adyan of Garnet house stood first. Eshaan Gupta of Emerald house stood second and Zainul Naqvi of Sapphire house got the third prize.
2. From class VI, Zulfishaan Ashraf of Garnet house secured the first position. Dhairya Gupta of Emerald house bagged the second prize and Yashi Yadav of Sapphire house got the third prize.
3. From class VII, Maliha Fatima of Sapphire house stood first. Nausheen Noor of Garnet house stood second and Pratham Pandey of Emerald house stood third.
The take home of this activity, for the children was knowing, learning and appreciating the importance of letter writing in everyday life. For the junior classes children took the artistic route to learn about the post office and drew their impressions of it, with as much detail as they could. All in all it was a fun filled activity